GHP504 Applied Qualitative Methods for International Health Research

The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to qualitative methods for international health research. The module is designed to expose students to a wide range of topics including: developing research questions, sampling and site selection, frequently used qualitative methods (such as interviews, observations, focus groups), design of qualitative research protocols, as well as data management and analysis. Students will engage in a variety of active learning exercises (such as constructing and conducting a short informal interview) and will work in small groups on the preparation of a qualitative research project on a defined topic area of international or multicultural health. Class activities and discussions will aim at building a research community in the class, where students support each other’s development as researchers recognizing the complexity, benefits and limitations of conducting cross-cultural qualitative research.